Nicole Richie by Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com
will decide today whether to accept a plea deal in her misdemeanor driving-under-the-influence charge, according to an L.A. court spokesman. TMZ reports that Richie's defense will be based on a claim that the drug tests performed by police at the time of her arrest were flawed.
star was arrested Dec. 11 after she was spotted driving the wrong way on a Burbank freeway. Because of an alleged misdemeanor DUI conviction in 2003, she could face between 90 days and a year in jail and lose her driver's license. Her legal problems may also be complicated by her rumored pregnancy.
- Reporting by Marissa Klein